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Blake

Morton D. Paley

in Apocalypse and Millenium in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262175
eISBN:
9780191698828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262175.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the interpretation and explanation of the topics of apocalypse and millennium in the works of English Romantic poet William Blake. In his The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Blake ... More


Blake

A. D. Nuttall

in The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184621
eISBN:
9780191674327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184621.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Drama

This chapter examines the works of Blake and Milton. It shows that in doctrine there are figures, some belonging to ‘low culture’, who can bridge the chasm which seems to separate Blake from Milton. ... More


Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Jon Mee

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This book considers William Blake's prophetic books written during the 1790s in the light of the French Revolution controversy raging at the time. His works are shown to be less the expressions of ... More


‘Every Honest Man is a Prophet’: Popular Enthusiasm and Radical Millenarianism

Jon Mee

in Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines William Blake's relationship with the popular culture of religious enthusiasm and the distinctive voice that culture had in the Revolution controversy. For Blake and Richard ... More


‘Northern Antiquities’: Bards, Druids, and Ancient Liberties

Jon Mee

in Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This chapter starts by saying that many of the prophetic features of William Blake's writings and designs discussed in the previous chapter have a double signification of origins which makes it ... More


‘Forms of Dark Delusion’: Mythography and Politics

Jon Mee

in Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses William Blake's mythography as one which shared more of the radical impulses of those speculators like Erasmus Darwin and C. F. Volney whose syncretism was part of an attempt ... More


Introduction

Peter Otto

in Blake’s Critique of Transcendence: Love, Jealousy, and the Sublime in The Four Zoas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187196
eISBN:
9780191674655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187196.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This introduction chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about William Blake's prophetic poetry in The Four Zoas. This book argues that this work is structured as a coherent, albeit ... More


Blake, the Bible, and its Critics in the 1790s

Jon Mee

in Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines William Blake's use of the Bible in the 1790s, the relationship of his writing to developments in late 18th-century biblical criticism, and the part such criticism had to play ... More


William Blake and the Time of Ontogeny

Amanda Jo Goldstein

in Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics, and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281725
eISBN:
9780823284870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281725.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Romantic biology and aesthetics are frequently said to converge in the ideal of “organic form”: the organism, or the artwork, as “organized and self-organizing” cause and effect of itself. ... More


Absolute Misotheism I: Paganism, Radicalism, and Algernon Swinburne’s War Against God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Algernon Swinburne is possibly the first unapologetic misotheist who did not choose self-censorship and concealment but rather boldly announced his hatred of God. This earned him much hostility in ... More


Shakespeare and Blake'S Imagination

Jonathan Bate

in Shakespeare and the English Romantic Imagination

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129943
eISBN:
9780191671883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129943.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Aside from how William Blake was initially suspected to have been associated with various mystical traditions from the 18th-century, Blake continues to intimidate a number of readers. As most people ... More


Conclusion: A Radical without an Audience?

Jon Mee

in Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

The conclusion discusses the issue of the audience and reception of William Blake's work which Paul Mann has suggested as the most egregiously underasked question in Blake studies. This book has ... More


Jerusalem

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter provides an introduction to Blake's oeuvre as the first and still one of the most profound attempts to think through the implications for aesthetics and politics of the virtual, here ... More


Introduction

Andrew Lincoln

in Spiritual History: A Reading of William Blake's Vala or The Four Zoas

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183143
eISBN:
9780191673948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183143.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

William Blake's The Four Zoas is a universal history which integrates and attempts to harmonize different approaches in history. While the poem aligns itself with a Christian tradition that places ... More


Illustrating Dante

Ralph Pite

in The Circle of Our Vision: Dante's Presence in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112945
eISBN:
9780191670886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112945.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

In the late 18th century, various illustrations of the Commedia began to circulate within English communities such as Sir Joshua Reynolds picture of Ugolino, Henry Fuseli's collection of ... More


Christian Dissent: The Protest Against Reason

Gananath Obeyesekere

in The Awakened Ones: Phenomenology of Visionary Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153621
eISBN:
9780231527309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153621.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers those who lived and worked under the shadow of the Enlightenment, building a bridge between the visions of Catholic penitents and those who experienced visions in the height of ... More


Introduction

A. D. Nuttall

in The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184621
eISBN:
9780191674327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184621.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Drama

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of how the early 20th century saw itself, in contrast with the 19th, as ‘life-affirming’ (which tended to mean ‘sexuality-affirming’). It then ... More


Raising the Unread

H. J. Jackson

in Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300174793
eISBN:
9780300213300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300174793.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the retrieval of literary works that were excluded from the literary canon of academic study and general circulation, and explores how nineteenth-century writers who were ... More


Spiritual History: A Reading of William Blake's Vala or The Four Zoas

Andrew Lincoln

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183143
eISBN:
9780191673948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183143.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

William Blake's The Four Zoas is one of the most challenging poems in the English language, and one of the most profound. It is also one of the least read of the major poetic narratives of the ... More


Blake's Living Form: Jerusalem

Denise Gigante

in Life: Organic Form and Romanticism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136852
eISBN:
9780300155587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136852.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how William Blake wrote about the living form in his poem Jerusalem. It explains that this poem portrays the regeneration of a universal human (Albion) into organic wholeness ... More


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